Islamabad, Jan.8 (ANI): Opposition parties in Pakistan have blasted the Government for its inept handling of the Kasab nationality issue, while demanding that no culprit found guilty should ever be handed over to India.
"We are committed to our principled stance and we will put to trial non-state actors according to our law, but the government should never hand over any culprit to India", the Nation quoted PML-N Secretary Information Ahsan Iqbal, as saying.
"If any individual of any state is found guilty in heinous crimes it does not mean that the whole country is put under trial," Iqbal added.
Commenting on Pakistan's acceptance that Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone surviving Mumbai attacker was its national, and contradictory remarks made by authorities regarding it, Iqbal said: "It has shown that there is a disjointed decision-making process in power corridors."
Leaders in Pakistan have termed the contradictory statements of Government functionaries regarding Ajmal Kasab's nationality as 'the blooper of a confused regime'.
PML-Q Parliamentary leader in the NA Syed Faisal Saleh Hayat said that it has proved that the Government has no policy, no direction at all.
"The manner in which whole episode was conducted reveals immaturity of the sitting regime" Hayat said.
He further criticized the ruling party for tarnishing Pakistan's image in the global community.
"Due to blunders of the Government, India has successfully tarnished Pakistan's image among the world nations," Hayat added.
He said that after the admission by Pakistani Government that Ajmal Kasab was a Pakistani national, an independent international inquiry should be conducted into Mumbai carnage to unearth the real culprits behind the acts of terrorism.
"United Nations could also be invited to probe Mumbai terror attacks so that a transparent investigation could fix the responsibility on non-state actors" Hayat said. (ANI)